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The Remarkable InkBig May Blog Hop

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on May 13, 2017
Remarkable Inkbig Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blog Hop for May 2017. This month our theme is Sneak Peak.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog Creating with Kristina or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting KRISTINA REES.

In this blog hop you will find projects made from some of the brand new stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! that will be available in my shop June 1, 2017.

My project is from the new stamp set Daisy Delight that also has a coordinating Daisy Punch and beautiful designer paper.

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Stamp Set


I picked this project simply because I just love daisies! There is something so  wonderful about a field of daisies on a bright summer day. They are so cheerful and bright.

Field of Daisies

A Field of Daisies

Daisies in the open field
Are blowing in the wind.
I want to walk into the middle,
But I don’t give in.

Some are white with yellow centers
And have a dewy glow.
Others have brown centers
With petals of gold that show.

I’d pick a single flower and
Hope the petals will know,
If he loves me; it may be yes,
Or maybe it will be no.

But I don’t want to disturb God’s beauty
By picking a single flower.
With beautiful sunshine on them,
Many will be delighted this hour.

So join me by closing your eyes
And picturing a field of green,
With daisies, white and yellow blowing
In the breeze with gleam.

Daisy Delight Birthday Card


Daisy Delight inside

If you like this card and would like to make it yourself I will be including the tutorial in my June 2017 newsletter which you can sign up for on the right side bar of my blog. I hope you are enjoying the blog hop and seeing all the great projects you can make the new products that will be released the 1st of June of this year.



And remember always do more of what makes you happy!

Signature Kristina






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Paper Pumpkin April 2017 Alternative

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on April 24, 2017
three cards from the Paper Pumkin April 2017 kit

I always love when my monthly Paper Pumpkin arrives in the mail.  This month was even more exciting because  Sara Douglass our CEO had created the kit with a promise of a free gift. I was NOT disappointed!  Most of all, I love the bright new 2017-2019 In Colors with the black card base and free watercolor pencils gift.

Sara Douglass

After making the cards that the kit instructions described( see picture at top) I started to wonder how  I could change it up a bit.  You know, get a little creative!  I got to thinking that cutting out the stars would be fun and I ended up with 4.  Because the new Lemon Lime Twist color is prominent in this kit and it is also include in the Easter Palace Suite, I decide to use this Lemon Lime Twist designer series paper.

Finally, after moving things around a bit I came up with design.  The steps to make it are listed below.

Steps for creating this Paper Pumpkin Alternative

  1. color the star embossed watercolor paper in color of your choice and blend with water and paint brush.
  2. after the color has dried cut out 4 stars
  3. cut a strip of designer paper 1.75 inch by 4.25 inch and adhere to bottom of landscape card base.
  4. cut a flag from the same designer paper 1.25 inch by 2.5 inch and a flag 1.25 by 3.75 inches from a coordinating cardstock. I picked Berry Burst.
  5. adhere washi tape included in the kit to the end of a white flag also included in the kit.
  6. stamp sentiment on white flag
  7. adhere the 4 cut out stars along the edge of the designer paper and the layer the 3 flags
  8. glue green sequins in a scattered pattered all over the exposed black card base

Ta-da! a beautiful card to give to someone special in your life.

If you have not subscribed to Paper Pumpkin and would like to, just Click the Paper Pumpkin below to find out how you can have a kit come to your home each month that includes absolutely everything you need to create beautiful cards like these.

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Thanks for joining me! I hope you have enjoyed this project and are inspired to create some bright fun cards for yourself.

Remember, always do more of what makes you happy,






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31 Days of Birthday Cards: Cards 20-25

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on March 27, 2017
Birthday Card Challenge


I am still working on my 31 Days of Birthday Cards Challenge and today I have 6 more cards for you. If you have not seen the previous cards I’ve made you can check them out HERE.  I hope they inspire you to create some beautiful birthday cards for those you love.

Birthday Cards 20-25

This first one took almost an hour to make. It is a pop up cube. There is a small rubber band inside the cube to pop it up when you open the card. Here is a link to show how it is done.

These next 5 cards are made with the Succulent Garden Suite set.  I cannot say enough wonderful things about this suite! I love the gingham pattern paper and beautiful pastel colors.

















This sweet lady is from the Beautiful You stamp set.











The Succulent Garden Suite is found in the 2017 Spring Occasions Catalog and will only be available until May 31 so don’t wait. Get yours today so you can make these oh so cute cards. It would be the perfect set for Mother’s Day cards too. Just CLICK on the image and it will take you to my shop.







Succulent Framlits Dies $33.00

Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Stamp Set $21.00

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper $11.00

Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack $9.00








Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack $8.00

Beautiful You Clear-Mount Stamp Set $28.00








Making beautiful cards to send to those we love is something everyone can do.  And it really does show how much we care.  I have a lot of birthdays in April and can’t wait to send these out.

Peace and Love,


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31 Days of Birthday Cards Challenge: Cards 13-19

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on March 26, 2017
Birthday Card Challenge


Here are my Birthday Cards 13-19 of my 31 Days of Birthday Cards Challenge.  Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified by email when I publish my next post.


Card 13: February Paper Pumpkin alternative

Card 14: Balloons Celebrations stamp set with Flirty Flamingo ink

Card 15: Tasty Trucks stamp set using watercolor pencils and a blender pen

Card 16: Avant Garden stamp set with pink glimmer paper accent


Card 17: Avant Garden stamp set

Card 18: Interactive card with dragonfly cut out

Card 19: Dragonfly stamp set and cut out.


All of the items I used to make these cards and much more can be found in my store. Click HERE to shop 24/7

Happy Stampin’


31 Days of Birthday Cards Challenge: Cards 7-12

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on March 21, 2017

Is going to the mailbox each day something you look forward to? I mean as soon as you get home do you run to your box to see if anything special came?  How would you feel if you found a handwritten note from a friend?  Getting “real” mail these days in not very common but when it happens it’s so fun.

My goal this year is to give all my family and friends that special gift of “real” mail this year so I am creating birthdays cards for them.

Last week I posted cards 1-6 and today here are cards 7-11.


Remember do more of what makes you happy!